Friday, 9 January 2009

Question Time

You know when you say a word over and over it loses all sense and meaning, well the same goes for making bows, by the time I had finished this lot I couldn't even tie a bow and had to give up, my mind just went blank!
I still have the other half to do! They are for my brothers wedding invites.
Thank you for all your comments on my cards, I would like to answer some questions left on the comments on the last couple of posts, so:
Amanda asked:

Q: 'What watercolour paper do you use?’
A: I use WHSmiths watercolour paper, just the standard type, nothing fancy. I prefer to use watercolour paper as it allows for the ink from my whispers pens to be moved around a bit more freely than on plain card.

Claire asked:

Q: 'How do you find the time to make such wonderful creations?'
A: This may have been a rhetorical question but I will answer it as at the moment I am finding that I am busier than ever with crafting. I work full time as a civil servant (VAT Inspector, but we'll let that pass!) so I tend to craft in the evenings, even at weekends I find I am most creative in the evenings. I'm a bit of a night owl so will stay up till the small hours crafting away. However I don't have a family of my own and live on my own so my free time is just that, all mine to do whatever I please with. At the moment I have just finished 2 articles for Creativity! magazine that took me quite a while, the write up was the hardest part as I'm not that great at putting what I want to say in an entertaining format, but it was enjoyable and an experience I hope to repeat in the future! I am also making my brothers wedding stationary, which is taking up quite a lot of my time.

Amanda asked:

Q: 'Could I ask what adhesive you use to stick things such as your string of bead flowers?'
A: I stuck the flower beads on with normal double-sided tape as they are flat backed. Sometimes I use silicone glue to stick buttons on but most of the time I just use DS tape or foam pads, so far I've not had any embellishments fall off!

Vicky asked:

Q: 'Can I ask you, how do you manage to get your ribbon threaded through your button holes??'

A: I tend to poke it through with a craft knife or a needle. I have found that its best to go from the top side of the button through to the underneath of the button and then up again to the top side as you use the same end of the ribbon for threading through so if it frays a bit you only need to cut off one end as waste.

Sorry if I have missed anyone else’s questions, if anyone wants to know anything else about my work just leave me a comment and I will do my best to answer!


weewiccababe said...

I know exactly what you mean - I thought I was going off my head when I made all my own wedding favours 10 years ago. You know the thing, wee plastic bowl, sugar almonds, circles of tulle and narrow satin ribbon - my fingers were cut to ribbons, literally.
I think this is the first time I've posted on your blog, but I've been following/stalking-in-a-nice-way for a while. Your cards are always gorgeous, and give me such inspiration.

Amanda's paper palace said...

Ooh ive done 2 lots of wedding invites now and i know how feel, it does feel good though when you see them all complete.Good luck with them can't wait to see them!thanks so much for answering my questions,i love my whispers pens and just feel i could get more out of them if i had the right paper...does that make sense lol?
looking forward to seeing your bit in ceaivity...i love your should have your very own mag lol.hugs amanda xx
mag lol.

deifen said...

Wow-ribbonmania!!Good luck with the invites and thanks for all the great tips!!Am looking forward to reading your articles in Creativity-don't woory about the wording -your talent speaks for itself!xx

Mar G said...

Wow Sarah you'll be dreaming about ribbons?! Lol
Bet your brother's wedding invites will be stunning when you finish them....So looking forward to seeing them :)
Well done on all your creations & success, you deserve it all as everything you create is always gorgeous! Tc - Mar G xoxox
Oh & Happy New Year in case I haven't wished you it already ;)

Lisa said...

Hi Sarah, I bet your brother's wedding invitations will look lovely. Look forward to seeing them. I have left something on my blog for you. x